Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent
Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the general reader, with a comprehensive account of the history of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and intellectual aspects.
Using a chronological framework, the book discusses the main events in each period between c. 600 CE and the present day, along with the key social and cultural themes. It discusses a range of topics, including:
Excerpts at the end of each chapter allow for further discussion, and detailed maps alongside the text help visualise the changes through each time period. Introducing the reader to the issues concerning the Islamic past of South Asia, the book is a useful text for students and scholars of South Asian History and Religious Studies.
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2 The era of Arab predominance c 600 to 1000 CE
3 Turkish power and Persian culture in the age of transition 10001206
4 The Delhi Sultanate at its zenith 12061351
5 New centres of Muslim power and culture 13511556
Akbar and his successors 15561689
7 The age of Mughal disintegration 16891765
8 Muslims under the East India Company 17651858